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Goof on the Roof (1953)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  3 December 1953 (USA)
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The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They ... See full summary »

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The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They decide to install the TV themselves and save the money for a wedding present. Shemp keeps on slipping on soap and having his head dunked in a bucket of water while cleaning the house. Larry totally wrecks the wall by setting it on fire and turning it into swiss cheese with a hammer. Shemp takes apart the TV and while installing the antenna, falls and breaks it. The friend comes back, married, and when his fat wife sees the house, she leaves him. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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The last original short where Clyde Bruckman worked with the Stooges. See more »

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When Moe is working on the wall plug and he shorts it out and is supposedly getting electrocuted; he is holding on to the wooden handle of the screw driver. He should have been completely safe. See more »

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Larry: I either need a longer arm or a shorter wall.
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Larry: Shorter wall.
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Shemp's last great film
19 April 2001 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges putting together appliances? Whew. That would be crazy. And that's precisely what takes place here in 1953's GOOF ON THE ROOF, which unfortunately was the great Shemp Howard's last great short. He suffered a stroke around the time this film was made, so his remaining shorts it was apparent he was not well. On top of that, most of them were lame remakes. But this short was brilliant. Funny from beginning to end, and the treasure is the logic the boys use throughout the film. "Hmmm, I need a longer arm or a shorter wall...Hmmm, Shorter wall!" This is stoogery at its best, as truly nothing goes right, despite the good intentions by the boys, but that's how things go I guess. EXCELLENT SHORT!


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